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Christopher Frank Wins Triton Montenegro Pot-Limit Omaha Main Event

German Pro Earns $2,008,910 For Besting 83 Entries In $100,000 Buy-In PLO High Roller

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Christopher Frank emerged victorious from a field of 83 entries in the 2024 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro $100,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha main event. The World Series of Poker bracelet winner from Germany was awarded a career-best payday of $2,008,910 and his first Triton title as the champion.

The 29-year-old had only entered five previous Triton events, with his best result being a 16th-place finish in a $30,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event for $71,800. Now he has a trophy and a multi-million-dollar score earned on the tour.

“I’m feeling very good, it’s a very nice feeling,” Frank told Triton reporters after coming out on top. ““I really like these events. I really want to be back.”

Frank now has more than $5.5 million in total lifetime tournament earnings. His second-highest payday was also recorded earlier this year: a $500,000 score secured for a runner-up finish in a $3,500 buy-in event at the Wynn Millions series.

This latest victory was good for 960 Card Player Player of the Year points. Frank now has 2,652 total points earned across four final-table finishes so far this year. As a results, he now sits just outside the top 20 in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

The $8,300,000 prize pool in this event was split up amongst the top 14 finishers, with big names like Seth Davies (14th), Chris Brewer (123th), Quan Zhou (12th), Michael Duek (10th), and Sean Winter (8th) running deep.

Danny TangThe final table began with Laszlo Bujtas leading and Frank in second chip position among the remaining seven contenders. Ben Tollerene (7th – $391,000) was the first to fall, bounced by five-time Triton champion Danny Tang and his ace-high flush. Despite that knockout, Tang was ultimately the next to be eliminated. He ran top two pair into the top set of Bujtas to finish sixth for $495,000.

Frank knocked out Tomas Ribeiro in fifth place ($635,000), making a straight to crack pocket aces. He then got involved in a big clash with fellow bracelet winner Eelis Parssinen, who got all-in with middle set. Frank held flush and straight draws. He made the straight to send Parssinen packing in fourth place $795,000.

Bujtas bowed out in third place ($982,000), running into a flopped straight held by bracelet winner Dylan Weisman. Weisman entered heads-up play with 47 big blinds to Franks 119. The final two hashed out a deal to redistribute the remaining prize money, setting aside $70,000 and the trophy to play for while ensuring $1,938,910 for Frank and $1,666,090 for Weisman.

Frank was able to pull away after the deal was struck. He then landed the decisive blow with a rivered full house against the rivered straight of Weisman. Moments later, he was hoisting the trophy.

Weisman now has nearly $5.4 million in career tournament earnings after locking up $1.6 million in this event.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Christopher Frank $2,008,910 960
2 Dylan Weisman $1,666,090 800
3 Laszlo Bujtas $982,000 640
4 Eelis Parssinen $795,000 480
5 Tomas Ribeiro $635,000 400
6 Danny Tang $495,000 320
7 Benjamin Tollerene $391,000 240

Photo credits: Triton Poker / Joe Giron.